How Buprenorphine Works

Buprenorphine is a medication that can help suppress the powerful opioid withdrawal symptoms and help people treat their opioid addiction.  Buprenorphine is more commonly known by some of its brand name drugs, such as Suboxone, Subutex, and Subsolve.  Opioid drugs, such as morphine, oxycontin or heroin, have a variety of influences throughout the body, including…

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What is an addiction?

Addiction is the inability to abstain from an addictive substance or behavior and causes an interference with normal daily functioning. Problems in relationships, work, school and other social functions are common as the addiction takes over one’s life. Addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission, which is found with other chronic diseases…

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